Pakistan News / Lahore News > Gunmen on Thursday shot dead nine police and prison staff, and wounded three others after storming a building in Ichhra where they were sleeping, police said. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed the responsibility of the incident.
Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge for the police torture of their fighters in prison and vowed more violence in the region.
Rescue workers wrapped bodies in white sheets and survivors sobbed over the deaths of their colleagues as bullet casings lay discarded outside the two-storey grey building.
Lahore city police chief Aslam Tareen told that nine people were also wounded. Police blamed the “same gang” who killed seven security personnel at an army camp in District Gujrat on Monday.